The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are seeking proposals for the 23rd round of its Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program to support projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.
Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use.
Priority will be given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies at the national or sub-national level (e.g. provinces, states, cities), including (but not restricted to):
Tax and price measures, including illicit trade policy in relation to taxation.
Direct and indirect advertising bans (including promotion and sponsorship)
Establishment of smoke-free legislation for public places and workplaces
Policies for pictorial health warning labels on tobacco products
FCTC Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).
Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$25,000 up to US$350,000 per year. Project proposals between six and twenty-four months will be considered.
Funding levels should be consistent with the scope and capacity of your organization. Cost reasonableness is a factor in the consideration of proposals.
Applications are welcome from all low- and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank), the Initiative places a priority on countries with the greatest number of tobacco users. These are: China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Brazil, Ukraine, Mexico.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries can apply for grants.
Governmental organizations include, but are not limited to, national Ministries, state/provincial authorities, city/municipal authorities and affiliate offices.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policies including but not limited to civil society organizations, educational institutions (for example universities) and independent policy institutions (‘think tanks’).
Applicants must be recognized legal registered entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds for the proposed activities and assuming legal and financial obligations.
NGO applicants cannot be the recipients of financial support from any tobacco product manufacturer or the parent, subsidiary or affiliate of a tobacco product manufacturer including PMI IMPACT and Foundation for a Smoke-free World.